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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Blog love - My favourite beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogs


I love nothing more than to sit down with a tea of an evening and read tons and tons of blogs, i'm like a crazy blog reader. Any blog that makes me feel happy inside or make me feel excited about buying new makeup or clothes (even though my bank is telling my no but my body is telling me yesss) then they are great by me. As i've been blogging for nearly three years now (technically two as i had a years break) I thought it was high time to spread the lurrrv and show you the blogs that I read almost everyday and completely love.


Milkbubbletea - I've been a huge (embarrassing fan girly) fan of Becky's blog for years. Her blog is by far one of my favourites. Her photography is so beautiful and neat and she has the most beautiful home filled with the most beautiful items, not only that she makes me want to buy all the girly things (sorry bank balance). She's so, so lovely to talk to and shares my love of bunny everything. She also understands my short girl problems when buying clothes, what's not to love!


Hello October - The beautiful Suzies blog has been another that i've read for years, her blog revolves all around my favourite things beauty, fashion, travel and lifestyle with the perfect amount of each. She's one of the nicest girls ever and takes the loveliest photos, everything seems so sunny and bright I love it. She also has a youtube channel which you must check out.


Pretty Little Beauty Blog - Ever since I recently found Catherine's blog through her instagram I have been a massive fan of it. Her beauty posts are my favourite, every post makes me want to go on every makeup site ever and buy all the beauty bits. Her photos are completely gorgeous as is she and I absolutely love the girly vibe to her blog.


I Covet Thee - The lovely Alix's blog has been another i've read forever, ever since I saw her blog on tumblr i've loved it. I'm a huge fan of her lifestyle bits, i'm so jealous of all the places her and Suzie go to, the food places they visit always look so yummy. Their friendship is the absolute cutest and I hope one day I can find a fab friendship like theirs. Alix does a lot of makeup posts which I love, she also adds youtube tutorials or videos attached to these posts, her makeup always looks so fresh and beautiful so i'm always excited to see what makeup she uses.


Fashion Influx - The beautiful Lydia is my favourite for outfit inspo and hair envy. Her outfits are simple yet so stylish and are always right up my street. I wish I could pull off half the outfits she wears but I can always pretend! She shares the same love of braids as I do and often posts amazing hairdos done at The Blow salon and by herself. I'm also always having an inside cry about how perfect her figure is.


Lydia Elise Millen - I've been a big ol' fan of Lydia and her blog for years and years! She does a mixture of fitness posts and fashion which i love so much. Her fitness posts make me so excited to get to the gym and pretend to myself i'll get a body as beautiful and as strong as hers and her fashion posts make me want all the clothes! She seems to work really hard at her blog (so does everyone else i've mentioned) and I admire that so much. Her photos are stunning and I completely love how professional it all looks. She travels to the most beautiful places and I basically just want her life/face/body.


Milkteef - Emma's blog has been one of my beauty favs for ages, ever since I saw her blog on tumblr a few years ago, I always give it a check to see what beauty bits she's reviewing, which isn't great on my bank but it's great for everything else! I'm completely in love with how she does her makeup and I can always rely on her reviews as they're always truthful and in-depth with swatches etc, which is perfect for knowing what to buy. I'm also very jealous of her new do - now I want to chop all my hair off, someone stop me.

And these are my Beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog favourites! I bet i've missed out a ton of blogs and they'll come to me and i'll be super annoyed I didn't put them in.

Link me to your favourite blogs, i love reading new ones too!
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Sunday, 31 May 2015

How to get Beach Waves with one simple tip | Hair Tutorial


Hello my lovelies! Todays tutorial is all about messy beach waves, a look i'm completely obsessed with at the moment. I've been trying to perfect this look for about 100 years and couldn't get it looking messy and natural enough. Then I came across a video from a Victoria Secrets shoot and in the background they were using this technique and let me tell you it's changed my world! Keep reading to see how to do this, it's so easy.
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Monday, 18 May 2015

Get yourself summer ready - Body, hair and skin.

Moroccan Oil - Hairtrade / Bikini - Forever Unique* / Fake Tan - Cocoa Brown* / Exfoliator - Soap & Glory / Dove Body pot - Superdrug / Sun Hair conditioner - boots

By getting yourself "summer ready" I don't mean getting "bikini body ready" because we all know how to do that...put a bikini on boom! bikini body ready! By getting yourself ready for summer I want to talk about what I like to use on my skin, best way to keep a nice tan (fake or real) tan application, preparing yourself to whip your legs out after they've been hibernating for months.

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Monday, 4 May 2015

Upside Down Dutch braid bun | Tutorial

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

High Street Summer clothing ideas


1. White Mules - Monsoon
2. Denim Dungarees - Topshop
3. Striped Top - H&M
4. Striped Bikini - Topshop
5. Lace White Dress - Miss Selfridge
6. White Shoulder Bag - H&M
7. Tan and Cream Espadrilles - Dune
8. Aviator Sunglasses - River Island

Here are my top picks for staying cool in the summer. As you can see i've got a little unintentional white theme going on. I need everything i've chosen and I will not rest until I have them. I'm loving these white mules from Monsoon, I love something that's easy to slip on and wont give you uncomfortable blisters. I've been dying to get Topshop dungarees for years but never thought I had the figure for them. This year i'm just going to yolo it and get them, even if I look a state, who cares! I love dungarees teamed up with anything striped, adding a halo braid you'd look Sienna Miller ready. Even this beaut bikini would go well with the dungarees. If only I could afford everything on here, i'd grab them in an instant. What are your favourite summer picks for 2015?



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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Blog love - My favourite beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogs


I love nothing more than to sit down with a tea of an evening and read tons and tons of blogs, i'm like a crazy blog reader. Any blog that makes me feel happy inside or make me feel excited about buying new makeup or clothes (even though my bank is telling my no but my body is telling me yesss) then they are great by me. As i've been blogging for nearly three years now (technically two as i had a years break) I thought it was high time to spread the lurrrv and show you the blogs that I read almost everyday and completely love.


Milkbubbletea - I've been a huge (embarrassing fan girly) fan of Becky's blog for years. Her blog is by far one of my favourites. Her photography is so beautiful and neat and she has the most beautiful home filled with the most beautiful items, not only that she makes me want to buy all the girly things (sorry bank balance). She's so, so lovely to talk to and shares my love of bunny everything. She also understands my short girl problems when buying clothes, what's not to love!


Hello October - The beautiful Suzies blog has been another that i've read for years, her blog revolves all around my favourite things beauty, fashion, travel and lifestyle with the perfect amount of each. She's one of the nicest girls ever and takes the loveliest photos, everything seems so sunny and bright I love it. She also has a youtube channel which you must check out.


Pretty Little Beauty Blog - Ever since I recently found Catherine's blog through her instagram I have been a massive fan of it. Her beauty posts are my favourite, every post makes me want to go on every makeup site ever and buy all the beauty bits. Her photos are completely gorgeous as is she and I absolutely love the girly vibe to her blog.


I Covet Thee - The lovely Alix's blog has been another i've read forever, ever since I saw her blog on tumblr i've loved it. I'm a huge fan of her lifestyle bits, i'm so jealous of all the places her and Suzie go to, the food places they visit always look so yummy. Their friendship is the absolute cutest and I hope one day I can find a fab friendship like theirs. Alix does a lot of makeup posts which I love, she also adds youtube tutorials or videos attached to these posts, her makeup always looks so fresh and beautiful so i'm always excited to see what makeup she uses.


Fashion Influx - The beautiful Lydia is my favourite for outfit inspo and hair envy. Her outfits are simple yet so stylish and are always right up my street. I wish I could pull off half the outfits she wears but I can always pretend! She shares the same love of braids as I do and often posts amazing hairdos done at The Blow salon and by herself. I'm also always having an inside cry about how perfect her figure is.


Lydia Elise Millen - I've been a big ol' fan of Lydia and her blog for years and years! She does a mixture of fitness posts and fashion which i love so much. Her fitness posts make me so excited to get to the gym and pretend to myself i'll get a body as beautiful and as strong as hers and her fashion posts make me want all the clothes! She seems to work really hard at her blog (so does everyone else i've mentioned) and I admire that so much. Her photos are stunning and I completely love how professional it all looks. She travels to the most beautiful places and I basically just want her life/face/body.


Milkteef - Emma's blog has been one of my beauty favs for ages, ever since I saw her blog on tumblr a few years ago, I always give it a check to see what beauty bits she's reviewing, which isn't great on my bank but it's great for everything else! I'm completely in love with how she does her makeup and I can always rely on her reviews as they're always truthful and in-depth with swatches etc, which is perfect for knowing what to buy. I'm also very jealous of her new do - now I want to chop all my hair off, someone stop me.

And these are my Beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog favourites! I bet i've missed out a ton of blogs and they'll come to me and i'll be super annoyed I didn't put them in.

Link me to your favourite blogs, i love reading new ones too!

Sunday, 31 May 2015

How to get Beach Waves with one simple tip | Hair Tutorial


Hello my lovelies! Todays tutorial is all about messy beach waves, a look i'm completely obsessed with at the moment. I've been trying to perfect this look for about 100 years and couldn't get it looking messy and natural enough. Then I came across a video from a Victoria Secrets shoot and in the background they were using this technique and let me tell you it's changed my world! Keep reading to see how to do this, it's so easy.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Get yourself summer ready - Body, hair and skin.

Moroccan Oil - Hairtrade / Bikini - Forever Unique* / Fake Tan - Cocoa Brown* / Exfoliator - Soap & Glory / Dove Body pot - Superdrug / Sun Hair conditioner - boots

By getting yourself "summer ready" I don't mean getting "bikini body ready" because we all know how to do that...put a bikini on boom! bikini body ready! By getting yourself ready for summer I want to talk about what I like to use on my skin, best way to keep a nice tan (fake or real) tan application, preparing yourself to whip your legs out after they've been hibernating for months.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

High Street Summer clothing ideas


1. White Mules - Monsoon
2. Denim Dungarees - Topshop
3. Striped Top - H&M
4. Striped Bikini - Topshop
5. Lace White Dress - Miss Selfridge
6. White Shoulder Bag - H&M
7. Tan and Cream Espadrilles - Dune
8. Aviator Sunglasses - River Island

Here are my top picks for staying cool in the summer. As you can see i've got a little unintentional white theme going on. I need everything i've chosen and I will not rest until I have them. I'm loving these white mules from Monsoon, I love something that's easy to slip on and wont give you uncomfortable blisters. I've been dying to get Topshop dungarees for years but never thought I had the figure for them. This year i'm just going to yolo it and get them, even if I look a state, who cares! I love dungarees teamed up with anything striped, adding a halo braid you'd look Sienna Miller ready. Even this beaut bikini would go well with the dungarees. If only I could afford everything on here, i'd grab them in an instant. What are your favourite summer picks for 2015?



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